Articulated Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)


The Articulated Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) features:

  1. Instant download
  2. Acceptance Guaranteed
  3. Easy to edit Microsoft Word format so you can add your logo and site specific details
  4. Complies with latest legislation

Specifically, the Articulated Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) covers:

  1. Operational guidelines, with a step by step approach to safe work
  2. Possible hazards that may be encountered
  3. Step by step safety procedures to follow
  4. Before work starts – Guidelines and Checks
  5. And more. Please check details below

Introducing our nifty Safe Work Method Statement Template (SWMS) for Articulated Trucks. G’day mate, I reckon you’re going to love this!

  • Pre-filled and Comprehensive: No more worrying about missing vital information. Our template comes pre-filled with all the essentials, just like that good meat pie at your favourite local bakery!
  • Fully editable and customisable in Microsoft Word format: Fancy a little tweak here and there? Not a problem, my friend! Our template is editable, making it as flexible as a roo on the hop.
  • Includes the scope of the project and the project details: No more sorting through paperwork to find project specifics. It’s all stored and organised neatly in one spot for you.
  • Includes checklist of any high risk machinery on site: Keeping track of risky business has never been so easy. This handy checklist ensures no nasty surprises will sneak up on you.
  • Includes space for recording any staff training: Keep track of all your training requirements right here. It’s as easy as throwing a shrimp on the barbie.
  • Includes before and after risk ratings: Like having bulletproof armour around your operations – we’ve got your back, letting you know risks you’re facing, then helping you mitigate them.
  • Includes resources for use of legislative references: Less running around looking for laws than a headless chook. We’ve conveniently compiled useful references right into this template.
  • Includes all PPE required: Never second guess if you’ve got all your gear. With this included feature, your personal protective equipment (PPE) is always accounted for.
  • Includes risk assessment and risk assessment matrix: A breeze to conduct and coordinate your risk assessments, just like a cool southerly after a scorching summer day.
  • Includes checklist to ensure all requirements have been covered: Dot your i’s and cross your t’s with this inclusive checklist that helps keep everything above board and square.
  • Includes sign off page for all workers and responsible persons: Everyone knows exactly what’s happening and signs off accordingly. No dramas, mate!
  • Easy to use, easy to customise: We’ve made sure this template is as simple to use as a good Aussie flat white is to drink. Customising it? Just as easy!
  • Suitable for large contracts and Tenders, including tier 1 contractual work: Whether you’re playing in the big leagues or handling smaller contracts, this template works a treat either way.
  • Quick delivery by email: Like an overfilled dam after heavy rains, get this template delivered right into your inbox without delay.

Remember mates, this isn’t the ultimate fix-all, but we reckon it’s going to make your life at work a heck of a lot smoother. Get your hands on this Safe Work Method Statement Template today and see how much easier managing safety in the workplace can be.

The Articulated Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) includes the following job steps and related potential hazards:

  • 1. Preparation
    • Poorly maintained equipment
    • Lack of training
  • 2. Pre-Start Check
    • Faulty parts
    • Inadequate knowledge of operating procedures
  • 3. Commencement of Operations
    • Reverse movement accidents
    • Overloading
  • 4. Loading Materials
    • Falling objects
    • Slips and trips
    • Poor manual handling techniques
  • 5. Transporting Load
    • Variable ground conditions
    • Collision with other vehicles or structures
  • 6. Unloading Materials
    • Sudden release of stored energy
    • Crush injury from falling load
  • 7. Post Operation
    • Uncontrolled release of hazardous substances
    • Fire risk
  • 8. Maintenance Work
    • Exposure to hazardous substances
    • Electrical hazards
  • 9. Storage of Truck
    • Theft or vandalism
    • Unauthorized access or use
  • 10. Emergency Procedures
    • Ineffective communication
    • Delay in response time
  • 11. Operator Training
    • Insufficient skills
    • Misinterpretation of instructions
  • 12. Waste Management
    • Exposure to hazardous waste
    • inefficient waste disposal methods
  • 13. Truck Shutdown
    • Struck by moving parts
    • Unexpected startup
  • 14. Incident Reporting
    • Failure to report incidents
    • ineffective incident management system
  • 15. Site Clean-Up
    • Sharp debris left behind
    • uncontrolled spills and leaks

Each Safe Work Method Statement has specific content that is referenced to, but not limited to a number of authorities such as Codes of Practice, Regulations, Australian Standards or the Act.

The Articulated Truck Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) references:

Ordering only takes a few minutes. Upon ordering completion, a link will be sent to your email address to download your documents, then add your company logo to the top of the header and you’re finished.

Your document will be delivered in editable Microsoft Word format. This PDF sample is just for preview

Frequent Questions

Safe Work Method Statement Template FAQ’s

What format is a BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template delivered in?

Because every SWMS needs to be edited to suit on-site specifics, it makes sense to deliver our Safe Work Method Statements in Microsoft Word Format for easy editing.

How many pages long is each Safe Work Method Statement Template?

It depends entirely on the nature of the risks associated with the SWMS Template, however on average the documents are between 7-15 pages in length. Each Safe Work Method Statement is comprehensive in nature and is easy to use.

What are before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are simply this: When you initially start to do a job, like say drill a hole in a wall, there will be a level of risk, which for this example let's just say is a level 2 (before). The idea is that then you would implement some type of control measure to reduce the risk, and in this case we would implement the control measure of wearing safety glasses to protect the eyes. This now would bring the risk of an injury down to a level 1 (after). Here you can see how the SWMS has a before and after risk rating for each step of a job, task or process.

Why do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates have before and after risk ratings?

Before and after risk ratings are a simple and effective way to clearly show how, and how much a certain level of risk has been brought down for a certain step in a job task or process. Another reason also is that many larger contractors now like to see before and after risk ratings, so it makes sense to include them in our Templates.

Are the SWMS Templates pre-filled?

Absolutely. Every Safe Work Method Statement Template is pre-filled, high quality and comprehensive in order to help save you as much time, and deliver as much quality information as possible when conducting your own on site safety.

Do the Safe Work Method Statement Templates come with a Risk Assessment?

Yes. Each Safe Work Method Statement comes with it's own built in Risk Assessment which is part of the working document. The SWMS is straightforward, easy to use and has a risk calculator to work out the risk level and likelihood of the risk occurring.

Does each SWMS Template have the required PPE already suggested?

Yes, each SWMS Template has a range of PPE recorded, as well as picture icons of different PPE items that you can add/remove as you need to for the requirements of the job task.

What Should be Included in a Safe Work Method Statement?

If you're going to be doing any high risk construction work, you'll most likely not only need a Safe Work Method Statement, but you'll also need to make sure your SWMS has a number of checks and balances in order for the document to be accepted in your construction site safety. Purchasing a safe work method statement template can help save you quite a lot of time rather than starting from scratch. Also, just remember that even though every BlueSafe Template is highly comprehensive and pre-filled, your SWMS Template should be adjusted to suit any noticeable risks that are specific to the task you are performing.

Your Safe Work Method Statement must:
  • List or show the different types of construction work that is high risk
  • Clearly explain the workplace health and safety hazards as well as the risks that arise from the works
  • Explain in detail how each risk will be managed, maintained and controlled
  • Explain how each control measure will be implemented in order to reduce each risk
  • Describe how each control measure will be monitored an how often the control measures will be reviewed
  • Consider any additional factors that may impact the level of risk involved with the safety of the construction site such as weather, wind etc.
  • Be made available and accessible to read by employees and applicable personnel at any time.
  • Every SWMS should be easy to understand and written in plain language
  • Every BlueSafe Australia Safe Work Method Statement Template is straightforward and easy to use. They also have what's called 'before and after risk ratings', which basically means there's a built in risk assessment that is used in the process of using the document. This allows you to asses the initial risks and give them a score, and then assess the risk and give an 'after score' once the listed control measures are implemented. All our documents are comprehensive, pre-filled and easy to use. You can even download a sample below and see an example.
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